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    beltman713 Guest

    Website Reports High American Death Toll From Ammo Dump In Iraq Hit By Insurgents

    http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a2547.htm

    Another Disastrous Coverup
    Forward Base Falcon Disaster

    by Brian Harring

    Late on the evening of October 10, 2006, Iraqi resistance groups lobbed mortar and rocket rounds into the immense ‘Forward Base Falcon,’ the largest American military base in Iraq, located 13 km south of the Green Zone in Baghdad. In addition to accurate mortar fire, Grad and Katyusha rockets were also used.

    Falcon base was designed to house a large contingent of American troops, mostly drawn from the 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Fr. Bliss, Texas. At the time of the attack, there were approximately 3000 men inside the camp, which also was filled with ammunition supplies, fuel, tanks and vehicles.

    Iraqi contractors had assisted in the construction of the camp, which occupied nearly a square mile and was surrounded with guard tower-studded high concrete walls, and it is now apparent that the Resistance movement had been given important targets from “sources familiar with the layout” of the base.

    After the initial shelling, fuel and ammunition stores began to erupt with massive explosions that could be heard, and seen, miles away inside the Green Zone where U.S. military and diplomatic units were heavily guarded.

    The explosions, all of them termed “immense” by BBC reporters, continued throughout the night.

    In response, US aircraft indiscriminately rocketed and bombed various parts of the city, BBC and AFP correspondents eported, trying to knock out the launch sites of the rockets

    The BBC's Andrew North, in Baghdad, said the explosions started at about 2300 (2100 BST) and were becoming "ever more frequent" as the huge fires spread throughout the base, punctuated by tremendous explosions as more fuel and ammunition dumps ignited.

    “Intelligence indicates that civilians aligned with a militia organization were responsible for last night’s mortar attack,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Withington, spokesman for the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.

    An after action report, issued by the Department of Defense, stated that: “On October 10, 2006, at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 82mm mortar round, fired by militia forces from a residential area in Abu T-Shir, caused a fire at an Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) at FOB Falcon. The ASP, containing tank and artillery rounds, in addition to smaller caliber ammunition, set off a series of large explosions. About 100 troops from the 4th Infantry Division were reported to be stationed at the base at the time, but no injuries were reported.” (Emphasis added.) "The damage to the area will not degrade the operational capability of MND-B (Multinational Division Baghdad),"

    When the flames had been brought under control on the morning of the 11th of October, primarily because the entire camp had been gutted, nine large American military transports with prominent Red Cross markings were observed by members of the foreign media taking off, laded with the dead and the wounded.

    Over 300 American troops, including U.S. Army and Marines, CIA agents and U.S. translators were casualties and there also were 165 seriously injured requiring major medical attention and 39 suffering lesser injuries 122 members of the Iraqi armed forces were killed and 90 seriously injured members of same, were also evacuated to the U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah located some 70km west of Baghdad.

    Satellite pictures and aerial photographs from neutral sources showed that Camp Falcon suffered major structural damage and almost all the U.S. military’s supply of small arms ammunition, artillery and rocket rounds, tons of fuel, six Apache helicopters, an uncounted but large number of soft-skinned vehicles such as Humvees and supply trucks were damaged or totally destroyed. Foreign press observers noted “an endless parade” of military vehicle recovery units dragging burnt-out heavy tanks and armored personnel carriers to another base outside Baghdad.

    Many of the walls and towers of the camp were damaged or leveled as were many of the barracks, maintenance depots, and there was considerable damage to the huge mess halls that could hold 3000 soldiers, the huge recreation center with its basketball courts and indoor swimming pools and all the administration buildings

    Although official U.S. DoD statements indicated that there were no deaths; that only a hundred men were inside the base guarding billions of dollars of vital military equipment and that there were “only two minor injuries to personnel,” passes belief and certainly reality is more painful than propaganda.

    Not only has the U.S. military machine lost much of its armor and transport, and its entire reserves of ammunition and special fuel, but the casualty list for only the first day is over 300..

    Here is a transcription of that list who were evacuated to other hospital units:.

    In re: Insurgent attacks on Forward Base Falcon on 10-11 October, 2006

    Official Casualty List from U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah located some 70km west of Baghdad. U.S. medical personnel at al-Habbaniyah initially stated that the US military hospital at the massive American-occupied air base there had begun to receive dead and wounded personnel. The military hospital in al-Habbaniyah, the largest in occupied Iraq, was opened on 12 May this year in response to sharply rising (and redacted) US casualties.

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    beltman713 Guest

    Official Casualty List from U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah

    Official Casualty List from U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah

    List compiled and effective as of 11 Oct 06 at 2300.

    – A -
    Pfc James R. Adams, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Captain Kenneth Adler, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Pfc Bobby Ray Albertson , Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    1st Lt.Keith Allen, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Spc Cletus Anderson, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Lance Cpl John Martin Ansley, Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
    Spc Toby Anthony, National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team
    Pfc Gustavo Armijo, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Michael Armstrong, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Capt Steven Arnold, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    James Arthur Ash II, Central Intelligence Agency
    Cpl Edward Atkinson, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade

    – B –
    Pfc Roy Bailey, National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team
    Spc John Baldwin, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    Pfc Charles Barbe, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Thomas Barnhart , 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc James Barry, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Capt Robert Bell, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc William Bennett , Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Pfc Saul Benson, 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion
    Pfc Joseph Berge, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Joseph Berkeley , 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Capt Colmar Betts, 414th Civil Affairs
    Zack Billings, Department of Defense
    Edward Blair,, Civilian Contractor
    1st Lt.Ronald Bort, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Pfc Bowen, James, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Pfc Thomas R. Boyd, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Spc Mel Brewer, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Master Sgt.Roger Brown , 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Francis Byrne, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company

    – C -
    Pfc Arthur Cahill, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Fernando Calderon, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Alex Callaghan, Civilian Contractor
    Pfc Peter Campbell, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Cpl Douglas Carmody, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Ashanti Carter, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Henry Cartwright, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Ken Casey, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Russell Cavanaugh, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Spc Raymond Chamberlain, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    Pfc Einar Christiansen, 414th Civil Affairs
    Spc Zack Christopher, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Eric Clark, 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion
    Ronald Colby, Civilian Contractor
    Pfc Marcus M. Cole, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Paul Collins, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Pfc Rory Conner, Department of Defense
    Pfc Roger Connolly, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Major Michael Connors, 414th Civil Affairs
    Steven Cooke, Department of Defense
    Spc Matthew Cooper, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Edward C. Courtney, Central Intelligence Agency
    Capt Jimmy Lee Craig, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Spc Samuel Cramer, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Micah Creighton, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Spc Leonard Cunningham, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Paul E. Curtis, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company

    – D -
    Pfc Sebastian Daly, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
    1st Lt.Benjamin Davis, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Raymond Day, Civilian Contractor
    Pfc Justin Delaney, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Christopher Dixon , Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
    Cpl Paul Doherty, 414th Civil Affairs
    Pfc Nicholas Dolan, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Lawrence Donahue, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Randall Douglas, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Carl Dowd , Civilian Contractor
    Master Sgt.Phillip Doyle, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Edmund Drake, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Spc Charles Duval, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division

    – E -
    Spc Brandon East , Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Pfc Jeremy Edwards, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Shane Elkins, 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion
    Edgar Elliott , Central Intelligence Agency
    Pfc Ronald Ellis, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    2nd Lt.Paul H. Etheridge, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Sgt Kenny Evans, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

    – F –
    Cpl Thomas Fairchild, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Pfc Ben Farrell, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Robert Feeney, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Angus Ferguson, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Lance Cpl Eetaban Fernandez, Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
    Spc Bradford Fields , , Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Raymond, Finlay, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Major Eduard Fischer, 414th Civil Affairs
    Pfc Kirk Fitzgerald, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Arnold Flynn, Civilian Contractor
    1st Lt.Gene Ford, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Pfc Scott Fort, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Capt Shelby Foster, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Jon Franklin, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Spc Harold Frederickson, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    Pfc Lawrence Frost, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

    – G –
    Pfc Michael Gaines, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Christopher Gallagher, National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team
    Pfc Israel GarciaRogelio R. Garza, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Pfc Daniel Gardner, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Brad Garrison , Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Lance Cpl Kirk Geary, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
    Pfc Randy Geohegan, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Adam Gibson, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Master Sgt.Richard M. Gilligan, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Paolo Giovinazzo, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Jeffery Givens, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
    Cpl Mario Gold, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    2nd Lt.Pedro Gomez, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Michael Gordon , 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Gabriel Govia, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Thomas Grady, Department of Defense
    Pfc Kevin Graham, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Paul Gray, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Samuel Green, Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
    Pfc Lloyd Griffith, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Cpl Andrew Gustafson, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company

    – H –
    1st Lt. Seth Hall, , Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
    Pfc Tobias Hancock, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc James Hansen, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Sgt Stuart Harding , 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Randy Hardy, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Pfc Ronald Harris, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
    Pfc Keith O. Harvey, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    1st Lt.Karl Hawkins, 414th Civil Affairs
    Sgt. 1st Class Samuell Hayden, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Randi Hays, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Ben Henderson, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    Pfc Kyle Henry, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Spc Danid D.Herron, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Capt Kenneth Hilliard, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc John Hodge, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    2nd Lt.Lee Hoffman, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Master Sgt.David Hoke, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Pfc Ted Holmes, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Kenny Howard, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

    – I-
    Keith Ingraham, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Pfc Daniel Innis, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Shane Irving, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

    – J –
    Pfc Tarrnish Jackson, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Spc Lewellen Jacobs, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Timothy Jasper, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    1st Lt.Larry Jenkins, 414th Civil Affairs
    2nd Lt.Phiillip Johnson, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Pfc Brian Johnstone, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Pfc Todd Jones, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Brendan Joscelyn, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    2nd Lt.Cpl Allan Jose, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Thomas Joyce, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Spc Benno Juarez, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

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    beltman713 Guest

    Official Casualty List from U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah Part2

    Official Casualty List from U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah Part2

    – K-
    1st Lt.Eric Kaufman, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Charles Kavanaugh , Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Cpl Jon Keats, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Eric Keefe, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Tony Keeler, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Chester Keenan, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Frank Kennedy, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Jon Kent, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Sgt Jordan Kessler, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Capt Mark King , 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Neil Kirk, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Spc Jeff Klein, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Alan Knoll, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    .Pfc Adam Koehler, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Capt Osmond Kray, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    2nd Lt.Gary Krueger, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division

    – L –
    Tracey LaFaver , Civilian Contractor
    Lance Cpl Roger Lafferty, Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
    Pfc Junior Lambert, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Shawn Lane, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Cpl Charles T. Langholz, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Jimmy Bob Larkin, National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team
    Pfc Eric Larsen, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Sgt. 1st Class Robert Law, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Spc Andrew Richard, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Ricardo LeGallo, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    2nd Lt.William S. Leonard, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
    Pfc Marshal Lindsley, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Master Sgt.Tommy Lee Lipton, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc George Long, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Jimmy Longtree, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    1st Lt. Jasper Loomis, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Pfc Carstairs Lowe, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Robert M. Lynch, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company

    – M –
    Pfc Paul McKinnon , 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Keith MacVane, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Gunnar Magnusson, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Capt.Martin Mahoney, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Enzo Marini, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Rostan Markovic, Central Intelligence Agency
    Spc John M. Marshall, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Michael Martin, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Pfc Scott Marvin, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Pfc Leroy Mason, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Spc Greg Mathews, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Duncan Maxwell, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Brian Mayer, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    Arthur Mazzocco, Department of Defense
    1st Lt.Joseph McAllister, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Master Sgt. Daniel McBride, . 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc William McClellan, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
    Spc Lou McConnell, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Sgt. 1st Class Albert McGinnis,. 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Master Sgt.David McRae, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Matthew Medigovich, Central Intelligence Agency
    Pfc Vincent Mendoza, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Cpl Richard Milich, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Ben Miller, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    Cpl Robert Mitchell, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Terrence Mogen, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Ted Montague, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
    Pfc Yates Montecino, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Esteban Morales, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Darrell Morgan, Central Intelligence Agency
    Jeffery Morrison, Civilian Contractor

    – N –
    1st Lt.Noble Natsios, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Carlos Naverez, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Sgt. 1st Class Edward Nelson , 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Cpl Donald Newcomb, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Roger Newell, Civilian Contractor
    Pfc Dorin Nicholson, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Bart Nolan, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Nelson Norton, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Wally Novak, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion

    – O –
    1st Lt.Chris O’Brien , 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Stephen O’Connor, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Raymond O’Rourke, Civilian Contractor

    – P –
    Spc James W. Page, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Russell Palumbo, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Nicholas Pappas, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Troy Parker, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Mark Patten, 47th Combat Support Hospital, 62nd Medical Brigade
    George Paul, Civilian Contractor
    Lance Cpl Wallace Peabody, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
    Pfc Dale Peake, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Reed Perry, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Pfc Samuel Petersen, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Roger Platt, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    1st Lt.Thomas Poole, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc William Porter, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Sgt Daniel Powell, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Todd Price, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Cpl Kevin Prisley, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Peter Purvis, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

    – Q –
    2nd Lt.Quesada, Gonzalo, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Liam Quinn, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

    – R –
    Pfc Chad Railey, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Ignacio Ramirez, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Pfc Arthur Ramsen, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Benjamin Raymond, Civilian Contractor
    Spc Todd Reckford, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Aaron Reynolds, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Timothy Richard, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
    1st Lt. Paul Richardson, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Robert Riley, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Shawn Roberts, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Cpl Kirk Robinson, National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team
    Sgt. 1st Class James P. Rodgers, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    Master Sgt. Chad Romer, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Martin Ross, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Robert Rowan, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    2nd Lt.Seth Ryan, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

    – S –
    Spc Ricardo Sagan, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Hector Salazar, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Ed Sampson, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    1st Lt Walter San Fellipo, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Bruce Sartiano,, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Raymond Schmitz, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    2nd Lt.Ernest Sherman , 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Pfc Mario Sims, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Joshua Smith, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Andrew Snow, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo
    Gerald Sorenson, Department of Defense
    Lincoln Stadermann, Translator
    Master Sgt.Michael Stephenson, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Carl Stone,, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Capt.Harold Sullivan, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    1st Lt. Lawrence Swenson, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division

    – T –
    Cpl Augustus Tanner, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Reginald Tate, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Duane Taylor, 118th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
    Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Thomas, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Stuart Thompsen, 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade
    Spc Larry Thomson, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Capt David Towers, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Pfc Dean Townsend, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    2nd Lt.James Tracy, Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company
    Pfc Paul Tucker, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Daniel Tyson, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

    – U –
    Pfc Romillo Ugarte, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
    Cpl Austin Unger, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

    – V –
    Spc Ramon Valadez, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Hector Velazquez, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Spc WalterVincent, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    2nd Lt.ThomasVoelker, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

    – W –
    Spc Carl Wade, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Walker, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Ronald Walsh,, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Jack Ward, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
    Cpl Sean Weber, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
    Pfc Steven Webster, Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion
    Spc Paul Welch, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Capt.Gene Westin, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    Master Sgt.Richard Wheeler, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    Pfc Lawrence White, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Andrew Willams, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Sgt. 1st Class Mario Williamson, Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company
    Russell Wilson, Translator
    Michael Wisniewski, Civilian Employee
    Cpl Chris Womack, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Burton Wood, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile UnitTwo

    – Y -
    Cpl Fernando Yates, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
    Istvan Yatsevitch, Civilian Contractor
    Cpl John York, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Peter Young, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

    – Z –
    Pfc Mario Zammarella, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Cpl Jose Zamora, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
    Spc Reuben Zamora, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    Pfc Arno Ziegler, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion
    1st Lt.Charles L. Zimmerman, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

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    WTF??? Is this legit?

    I'm going to look for some more sources...but holy shit.

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    Beltman, OMG !!

    I am checking with all my "underground" sources. That story HAS TO BE TOLD NOW.

    Fucking warmongers ....... keeping it under wraps because of an election they'll have to cheat to win.

    Dear God, save us, help us. End this immoral war, Amen.

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    Devastating Attack Destroys US Falcon Base

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    Devastating Attack Destroys US Falcon Base
    Oct 12, 2006
    Muhammad Abu Nasr | Free Arab Voice

    The US Falcon base, now described as “burned out wasteland with no buildings” was the scene of American helicopters dumping water on the site Wednesday to extinguish the last flames after resistance fighters managed to carry out a devastating attack that completely destroyed the American base.

    In a dispatch posted at 4:15pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a source in the puppet “Iraqi Defense Ministry” had revealed that US forces and their Iraqi puppet allies would begin clearing and cleaning away the US Forward Base Falcon (as-Saqr Base) in Sukkaniya in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah on Wednesday.

    The “Defense Ministry” source told Mafkarat al-Islam that the base would never return to the way it had been prior to the attack and that it was now a “burned out wasteland with no buildings.”

    The source said that at the present time US helicopters were pouring water intensely on the remains of the arsenal to make sure that the last flames of the fire were finally extinguished. Earlier on Wednesday, US forces announced that the fires were still burning in the arsenal which the Americans admitted was the biggest in Iraq and which they acknowledged had been destroyed. The US military claimed that the devastating explosions that lasted for hours and lit up the skies over Baghdad caused no casualties.

    Iraqi Resistance forces attacked the largest US weapons arsenal depot in the American General Headquarters in the south of Baghdad late Tuesday evening. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the arsenal, located in the as-Saqr Base in the south of Baghdad is the main supplier of equipment to the US forces. At the time of reporting, mountains of American arms and ammunition were continuing to explode in the sky in a huge fire unprecedented in Baghdad’s history.

    In response, US aircraft hysterically rocketed and bombed various parts of the city, the correspondent reported, trying to knock out the launch sites of the rockets that blasted into the American arsenal.

    A source in the Iraqi puppet regime told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance blasted the American arsenal, known as Camp Falcon, with Grad and Katyusha rockets. The source admitted that dozens of Americans had been killed or wounded in the blasts that were still ripping the American arsenal apart. The source said that the US forces were unable to do anything to stop the massive inferno of flame and explosions that was lighting up the Baghdad sky like fireworks.

    Reuters reported the puppet regime’s “Iraqiyah” television network as showing pictures of a huge fire lighting up the night sky. Reuters reporters in central Baghdad heard more than 30 explosions, which began at about 11pm local time Tuesday night. The puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” said the explosions had rocked three neighborhoods close to Forward Operating Base Falcon in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.

    Losses Could Top US$1 Billion

    So-called Iraqi officials expect that the losses sustained by the US military as a result of the destruction of the Falcon Arsenal that would total more than a billion US dollars. Major General Bilal Ahmad al-‘Ithawi, an adviser to the “Iraqi Defense Minister” for transport and supply, visited ad-Durah on Wednesday morning and told Mafkarat al-Islam that the attack had inflicted enormous losses on the US military that could total more than US$1 billion.

    General al-‘Ithawi said that the Falcon base was the biggest US arsenal in central Iraq and was the launching point for US military operations. The arsenal contained more than 50 tanks; numerous artillery pieces; a landing strip for Chinook helicopters, some of which were parked there when the place exploded in addition to armories containing weapons and ammunition. He said that all the buildings and furnishings of the base had been totally destroyed along with the archive records.

    General al-‘Ithawi said however that the biggest fear among Iraqi puppet officials during the night was that the Americans might have stockpiled low grade nuclear arms or chemical weapons like those used in the Second Battle of al-Fallujah on the base. Had such weapons been there, the death toll of Iraqi residents of Baghdad could have been in the thousands.

    US Troops Seen Hauling Away At Least 30 Burned Out Tanks, Armored Vehicles

    In a dispatch posted at 11:15pm Makkah time Wednesday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that as of 5:30pm Wednesday afternoon Baghdad time, at least 30 US Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles were known to have been destroyed in the devastating Resistance attack on the Falcon Arsenal in southern Baghdad.

    Eyewitnesses from he ar-Rashid section of southern Baghdad were quoted as saying that the US had used 13 huge military transport trucks to haul completely charred American armored vehicles out of the remains of the American Falcon base. The US forces hid the burnt wreckage of the vehicles behind the vegetable wholesale market known as the ‘Ulwat ar-Rashid Commercial Market.

    Witnesses also reported that about 15 minutes before sunset Wednesday, the procession of vehicles under US helicopter air cover and escorted by Humvees took the wrecked vehicles, estimated to number at least 22, to the back wall of the ‘Ulwah. The Americans then set up a guard post to control access to the wrecked vehicles.

    The Americans also set up a checkpoint 2km away where they confiscated cell phones with built-in cameras because travelers on their way to the village of as-Sa‘idat would be able clearly to see the wrecked armored vehicles.

    Meanwhile, residents of the al-Khadra’ neighborhood and a number of Iraqi traffic wardens told Mafkarat al-Islam that they had seen giant American trucks carrying charred US tanks. The witnesses said that the vehicles had no apparent damage to their external shells, as usually is the case when they are burned in the explosion of a roadside bomb or shoulder-fired rockets. Witnesses said that the number of burned tanks being hauled through their area was between eight and 12.

    As of the time of reporting men of the American 4th Engineering Division were still working together with a cleanup unit of Iraqi puppet army to haul away wrecked US vehicles and other wreckage of the American base with the help of American helicopters and cranes.

    US forces have completely blocked the road that runs by the ruined base. Residents of the al-Mahdiyah al-Ula section of the city whose houses are opposite the base reported that there were US vehicles that had been totally destroyed and were still inside the base waiting for the teams of cleanup troops to get to them. The witnesses also told Mafkarat al-Islam that high-ranking American officials had visited the site during the first hours of Wednesday under very heavy guard.

    Iraqi Army Orders Troops To Baghdad To Fill Gap Left By Decimated US Forces

    The so-called Iraqi “Defense Ministry” has issued orders to two regiments of the Iraqi army currently based in the city of al-Kut, 150km southeast of Baghdad in Wasit Province, to move out within 24 hours and take up positions in southern Baghdad. The transfer of the forces was intended to fill the gap left by the heavy losses of US troops in the southern Baghdad area as a result of Tuesday night’s devastating attack on the Falcon arsenal.

    Nine Huge American Transport Planes Unload Casualties From Devastating Strike

    In a bulletin posted at 2am Makkah time before dawn Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported its correspondent as saying that the US military hospital at the massive American-occupied air base in al-Habbaniyah had begun to receive dead and wounded personnel from the devastating Resistance rocket assault on the US Falcon arsenal in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah. Just before midnight Tuesday, the Iraqi Resistance fired barrages of Katyusha and Grad rockets into the arsenal, the largest such facility in occupied Iraq, causing the ordnance to begin to explode. Western news reports stated that the blasts continued for hours lighting up the nighttime sky over Baghdad.

    The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported at that hour that three huge US transport aircraft emblazoned with the Red Cross had flown into the base, and casualties were being unloaded and sent into the hospital at the al-Habbaniyah base, located some 70km west of Baghdad.

    Later, in a dispatch posted at 2:45am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that two more huge transport planes had arrived in the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah airbase, 70km west of Baghdad carrying casualties from the devastating Resistance assault on America’s Falcon Base in the US-occupied as-Saqr (Falcon) Forward Base in Sukkaniya located in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.

    Eyewitnesses in the village of al-Bu Mar‘i, about 2km from the US-occupied air base were quoted as saying that as of that time, a total of five enormous transport planes had flown into the base emblazoned with the red cross. The transports came in under fighter escort, the fighter planes remained aloft circling al-Habbaniyah as the transports set down.

    The witnesses said that the US occupation forces illuminated the base, something they do not normally do, as swarms of American helicopters prowled the skies around the area, trying to prevent Resistance rocket attacks.

    Then in a dispatch posted at 5:15pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 7am Wednesday morning the last of a total of nine huge transport planes had landed at the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah airbase, site of America’s largest military hospital in the country, during the night.

    The al-Habbaniyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the transport planes continued to land and take off all night and into Wednesday morning ferrying back and forth under fighter escort from Baghdad loaded with dead and wounded Americans.

    The correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that the aircraft did indeed fly into al-Habbaniyah from Baghdad. The huge transport planes arrived over al-Habbaniyah with fighter escort and then would break away from the warplanes land at the airfield and then take off again after about 20 minutes.

    A source in the Iraqi puppet army told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US forces transported more than 90 Iraqi puppet troops to hospital for treatment after the blasts began to shake the southern part of the city. This number was confirmed by Dr. ‘Umar ‘Abdallah ar-Rawi of ar-Ramadi Hospital who told Mafkarat al-Islam that “90 wounded Iraqi troops were brought to us late in the night.” He indicated that the Americans requested his hospital to clear a wing for them and they did so.

    Residents of al-Habbaniyah agreed that nine massive transport planes arrived at various times during the night and into the morning bringing casualties to the US military hospital at the base. The first three planes arrived at 1am local time, witnesses said. The fourth plane landed at about 1:30am, then a fifth about 10 minutes later. Then at 3:30am two more large transports arrived at al-Habbaniyah airbase, and the last two transports were seen coming in at 7am local time Wednesday morning.

    Although the nighttime curfew is usually lifted at around 6am each morning, the correspondent reported that US forces only opened the roads and lifted the automobile curfew in al-Habbaniyah at 8am Wednesday morning.

    In its announcements regarding the attack, US officials denied that the attack on the arsenal caused any casualties at all. Mafkarat al-Islam observed, however, that the landing of nine massive transport planes carrying US casualties was an important indicator that the number of Americans killed or wounded in the Resistance assault on Falcon arsenal was very substantial.

    The new American military hospital in al-Habbaniyah, reportedly the largest in occupied Iraq, was opened on 12 May this year in response to rising US casualties.

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    I want to know where the list of casualties came from and how they were acquired.

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    Operations return to normal after mortar attack on FOB Falcon

    http://www.blackanthem.com/News/mili...610_1476.shtml

    By Spc. Jason Dangel, 4th BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.
    Oct 14, 2006, 18:18

    Blackanthem Military News, FOB FALCON, Iraq – Less than 24 hours after enemy 82mm mortar rounds hit an ammunition holding area, causing a torrent of explosions and fires that continued to smolder through the next day, life on Forward Operating Base Falcon has retuned to normal.

    Despite triggering multiple explosions and causing fire crews to work overtime, there were no casualties, and little damage was sustained to the buildings and vehicles positioned throughout the large military base located in Baghdad’s Doura neighborhood, said Col. Michael Beech, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

    With the help of seven Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams, the Soldiers at FOB Falcon were quickly able to locate and dispose of all unexploded ordnance near the explosion site, which enabled business to return to normal Thursday morning.

    "Ultimately, this incident has had a minimal effect on my brigade's operations within the last 24 hours," Beech said. "This attack did not effect ongoing Baghdad security operations in our area of responsibility, and the loss of ammunition will not degrade the operational capability of the 4th Brigade Combat Team.”

    The most damage occurred in areas directly surrounding the large steel shipping containers that held the various types of tank, artillery and small-arms ammunition, he said.

    "Currently, we have cleared all the areas that are necessary for the maneuver units to use to be able to conduct normal operations," said Maj. Mark Crussow, operations officer, 3rd EOD Battalion, attached to the 4th Inf. Div.

    "Our focus now is to secure the ammunition holding area and dispose of anything we feel poses a threat to personnel on the FOB," he said.

    The seven ordnance disposal teams from the 3rd EOD Bn. are working from dawn to dusk and have already disposed of several hundred pounds of explosives deemed unstable. All other areas except those within about 1,000 feet of the explosion site have been completely secured, he said.

    At the time of the attack at approximately 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, base personnel went to full alert as attack aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles flew overhead in an attempt to locate the terrorists’ mortar position.

    One of the mortar shells, more than likely, struck a portion of the holding area designated for storing flares, or munitions used for illumination, and ignited a fire, which then caused the ammunition to explode, said Staff Sgt. Evan Ort, ammunitions specialist, Company A, 704th Support Battalion, 4th BCT.

    Ort, the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the ammunition holding area, said at least 15 containers went unscathed during the incident.

    Further assessments will be made once the quarantined area around the site is secured, said Ort, while searching for ordnance Thursday with other Soldiers from the 704th Support Bn.

    Sgt. Peter Schmitt, petroleum specialist, Company B, 704th Support Bn., recounted the incident and said all the necessary steps were taken to ensure the safety of the Soldiers living on the FOB.

    "It was definitely crazy to watch. Anyone living near the site was evacuated to a safe location until everything was secure," Schmitt said, speaking about the explosion that sent flames and a rainfall of sparks into the night sky.

    Soldiers and base employees were moved immediately to the safety of hardened buildings and structures on the base, Schmitt explained.

    Schmitt said he was able to see the explosions from his barracks but quickly helped evacuate Soldiers to a safe building several thousand feet away.

    "As bad as everything sounded when this incident first happened, it turns out not to be as bad as I thought," said Command Sgt. Maj. John Moody, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div., during a visit to FOB Falcon Thursday.

    "Our Soldiers are doing a great job with recovery, and I think the fact that something like that can happen to this brigade, and we can rebound so quickly says a lot about the kind of Soldiers we have," he continued. "This event has had a minimal impact on our mission and what we do."
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    11 Iraqi Translators Confirmed Dead In Destroyed US Falcon Base

    http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/.../14/5964.shtml

    Publication time: 14 October 2006, 07:32

    Further evidence continues to surface of the massive death and destruction wrought by the devastating Mujahideen attack on the American Falcon Forward Base in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah on Tuesday night, 10 October.^ On Friday, a source in the puppet "Joint American-Iraqi Coordination Office " said that 11 Iraq translators working for the US occupation troops had been killed in the explosion, the Al Basrah reported.

    Relatives of the 11 translators had sent a letter of protest to the American embassy in which they objected to what they called the "lack of concern by American rescue teams for the lives of their relatives during the explosions ".

    Six of^ the Iraqi translators were still listed as "missing" under the rubble, but that the others had been dug out late on Thursday night.

    US sources still officially deny that there were any casualties when a Mujahideen rocket and mortar barrage caused the "mountain of US munitions" in the largest US arsenal in Iraq to explode for hours.
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